Herbert's Life and Reign of Henry the Eighth 1683

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2015-11-02 12:15:29


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Lot 124: Author: Herbert, Edward Lord, of Cherbury. Title: The Life and Reign of King Henry the Eighth. Place Published: London. Publisher: Printed by Mary Clark, for Ann Mearn. Date Published: 1683. Description: (6) , 636, (15) pp. Copper-engraved frontispiece portrait. Extra-illustrated with 1 engraving from 1793 (of Henry on horseback, by G. Tovey) inserted. (folio) 28.5x18.5 cm. (11 1/4x7 1/4"), old calf, rebacked with more recent calf. Fourth edition. First published in 1649 and again in 1672, and 1682. With a long quotation from the book written out on the front free endpaper in an old hand. Bookplate of Wm. Bateman. Wing H1507. Condition: Leather somewhat pockmarked and worn; light dampstain and some soiling to title-page, marginal foxing and soiling to contents; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $800-$1200
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